Sahara Force India's returned to the podium, Sergio Perez scored a brilliant third place in the Bahrain Grand Prix
Sahara Force India’s returned to the podium this evening as Sergio Perez scored a brilliant third place in the Bahrain Grand Prix. Nico Hülkenberg was close behind in fifth place bringing the team’s points total to 44 and moving the team up to second place in the constructors’ championship.
P3 Sergio Perez VJM07-02
Tyre strategy: Used Softs (16 laps) – Used Softs (18 laps) – New Mediums (23 laps)
Sergio: “This podium is an amazing achievement and one of the most special results in my whole career. This is a massive confidence boost, especially after the very hard season I had last year, and it was the hardest-fought podium I ever had. It was an amazing feeling to cross the line because the last few laps were very difficult. I had to keep up the pace and I knew the Red Bulls were coming. In the end we managed to stay ahead and score this very special result in only my third race with the team. I also had a great fight with my teammate during the whole race. When he got ahead of me after the first stop, I tried to keep my head down to get back ahead. I managed to do that when we were fighting with the Williams and that was the crucial moment.”